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Recruit & Hire Undergraduate Business Students

Find the Next Generation of Business Leaders at Wisconsin

We’re here to help your organization achieve your recruiting goals. Our industry-focused employer engagement team provides custom one-on-one assistance to help you identify and hire high-performing, team-focused, professional Business Badgers.

Brett Jones

Brett Jones

Director of Employer Engagement
Industry lead for Startups, Sports/Entertainment, Consulting, and Social Impact
Bryan Zaramba

Bryan Zaramba

Assistant Director, Employer Engagement
Industry lead for Accounting, Financial Services, Real Estate, and Healthcare
Michael Quesnell

Michael Quesnell

Assistant Director, Employer Development
Industry lead for Tech, Digital & Analytics, and Buy-side Finance
Amanda Eannelli

Amanda M Eannelli

Assistant Director, Employer Development
Industry lead for CPG, Retail, Risk & Insurance, Manufacturing & Supply Chain, and Media & Advertising
Cindy Johnson

Cindy Johnson

Career Engagement Coordinator
Jenny Lanzel

Jenny Lanzel

Employer Events Manager

Handshake—Your Gateway to Recruiting

Post jobs or internships

Connect to UW–Madison students with Handshake, a recruiting platform used by over 200,000 employers across the country. Post jobs or internships, register for career fairs, schedule on-campus interviews, and more. Creating an account is free and only takes a few minutes

Interview Our Students

We take care of logistics to ensure you have a great recruiting experience

Our Career Engagement Studio offers 10 interview rooms to help you connect directly with potential talent. Interviews are held at 3290 Grainger Hall, 975 University Ave, Madison, WI 53706.

Check-in begins at 7:45 a.m. Upon arrival, we will provide a packet containing the interview schedule and student résumés.

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Virtual Interviews

Virtual interview options are also available. We encourage you to schedule virtual interviews in Handshake, which allows us to make our interview rooms available to students during your scheduled virtual interview day.

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Scheduling

You are encouraged to schedule second-round interviews on Fridays, with first-round interviews scheduled for the remaining days of the week. Interview schedules are customizable but typically consist of 30 minute time slots with a 30 minute morning and afternoon break and an hour lunch break.

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Parking

Limited parking is available on a by-request basis. If you require parking on campus for your visit, please request at least three weeks in advance.

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Refreshments

The Capital Café is conveniently located on the first floor of Grainger Hall. Upon arrival, company representatives will receive a guest pass for complimentary beverage or snacks at our 1st floor Café. Lunch breaks are typically built into your interview schedule between 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. unless you request otherwise.

Career Engagement Studio

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Use our flexible space for networking events, coffee chats, workshops, presentations, and other engagements with students. Work with your industry lead to customize an engagement strategy in our unique space.

Career Fairs

Connect with more than 3,000 students seeking full-time and internship positions

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Build your campus visibility and connect with UW–Madison students interested in business careers. UW–Madison hosts two all-campus career and internship fairs each year, in September and February.

Additionally, several academic departments within the Wisconsin School of Business host their own career fairs. Real estate, risk management and insurance, accounting, and supply chain are examples.

Learn more about UW–Madison career fairs

Job & Internships Offer Guidelines

InternshipsOffersDate
Summer internships & programsFull-time conversion offers resulting from previous summer internships + internship offers resulting from summer activities such as leadership conferencesNovember 1, or two weeks after the offer is made, whichever comes later
Fall interviewsFull-time or internship offersNovember 1, or two weeks after offer is made, whichever comes later
Spring interviewsFull-time or internship offersMarch 1, or two weeks after offer is made, whichever comes later

Raise Your Visibility on Campus

Build brand recognition on campus and connect with undergraduate business students. Contact your industry lead to discuss engagement opportunities in more detail.

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Engagement opportunities

  • Host presentations, coffee chats, and networking events
  • Collaborate on experiential learning opportunities, such as case competitions, case studies, and site visits
  • Build and market a job shadow experience
  • Create an internship program
  • Connect with 45+ business-focused student organizations
  • Support career exploration, development, and preparation programming
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Employer Partnership Program

Collaborate on a custom strategy that delivers return on investment, aligns with your organization’s recruiting goals, and builds critical relationships within our school.

Partnership benefits include:

  • Access to recruiting and educational activities in our Career Engagement Studio
  • Invitation to participate in our fall and spring employer advisory board meetings
  • Invitation to participate in large-scale career preparation event
  • Preferential table location and/or recognition at WSB career and internship fair events
  • Priority access to scheduling on-campus interviews and events

Choose your partnership pathway:

WSB Strategic and Custom Engagements – $40,000+

Establish your organization as a flagship partner for the Wisconsin School of Business, with connections to School Leadership, faculty and academic departments. Work with leadership to establish signature student experiences.

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Undergraduate Program Strategic & Custom Engagements – $20,000+

Establish your organization as a key partner for the WSB Undergraduate Program, with connections to Career Forward programming, student life and other key undergraduate partners.

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Faculty Connections & Experiential Engagement – $10,000

Create featured engagement opportunities to connect your organization with students via experiential learning and partnership with our Career Forward program, academic departments, and centers.

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Robert W. Baird & Company, Inc. logo
Career Engagement & Industry Prioritization – $5,000

Further your recruiting reach with strategic connections to the Career Engagement Team, and position your organization as a priority partner within your industry.

American Family Insurance
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General Mills logo
BP logo
Koch logo
Milwaukee Tool logo
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Brand Awareness & Exposure – $2,500

Make your company and opportunities visible to our students and provide opportunities to support student career preparation and build your recruiting pipeline.

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Amcor logo
Ey logo
Dell logo
Direct Supply logo
Oshkosh corporation logo
KPMG corp logo
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HIDDEN SECTION

Employment database

The undergraduate business and MAcc employment outcomes database allows you to view full-time and internship outcomes by majors, and sort by employer, job title, city, state, internship, and full-time positions. Salaries are not included.

Salary Database

This Wisconsin undergraduate salary outcomes database allows you to create and download custom salary reports. These reports show our full-time and internship employment outcomes by major, region, industry, job function, and job title, including salaries, averages, and bonuses.

Top Destination Metro Areas for Graduates

Midwest: Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Madison, Milwaukee
Northeast: New York City, Boston
West: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle
Southwest: Denver, Austin

Andrew Quinn
New York, New York

Andrew Quinn, BBA ’11

Co-Founder and CFO/COO at PathWell Health | Finance, Accounting, and Economics
Ash Gupta
Palo Alto, California

Ash Gupta, BBA ’10

Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Galaxy Capital Partners
Cynthia Chu
Newark, New Jersey

Cynthia Chu, BBA ’99

CFO and Growth Officer at Audible | Finance + Marketing
Diana Xiong
San Francisco, California

Diana Xiong, BBA ’20

Account Strategist at Google | Marketing
Jake Wood
Los Angeles, California

Jake Wood, BBA ’05

Founder and Executive Chairman at Team Rubicon and Founder and CEO at Groundswell | Real Estate
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Jennifer Olson, BBA ’95, MBA ’97

SVP/Chief Operating Officer at Children’s Minnesota | Finance
Jim Wuthrich
Los Angeles, California

Jim Wuthrich, BBA ’86

President of Content Distribution at Warner Media | Marketing
Joe Simler
Dallas, Texas

Joe Simler, BBA ’08

Senior Manager, Corporate Sponsorships at Dallas Cowboys | Marketing
Jon Fasoli
Mountain View, California

Jon Fasoli, BBA ’09

Vice President, Small Business and Self-Employed Segment Leader at Intuit
Joseline Nyinawabera
Madison, Wisconsin

Joseline Nyinawabera, BBA ’13, MBA ’22

Founder at BlkBld & Co. | Marketing and Human Resources
Katie Bergen
Denver, Colorado

Katie Bergen, BBA ’09

Senior Director, Investor Relations and Capital Strategies at EverWest Real Estate Investors | Real Estate and Urban Land Economics; Finance, Investment and Banking
Nolan Cunningham
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Nolan Cunningham, BBA ’17

Sr. Process and Controls Analyst at HomeServices of America | Management and Marketing
Reena Vokoun
San Diego, California

Reena Vokoun, BBA ’98

Founder and CEO at Passion Fit | Marketing + Management
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Rodney Lynk Jr., BBA ’09

Chief Academic Officer at Milwaukee Excellence Charter School | Finance Investment Banking and Risk Management Insurance
Ryan Oremus
Boston, Massachusetts

Ryan Oremus, BBA ’97

Sr. Vice President of Finance at Boston Red Sox | Accounting and Finance
Shawn Michaels
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

Shawn Michels, BBA ’18

Founder and CEO at Steady Shot, LLC | Accounting
Sidney Ullrich
Chicago, Illinois

Sidney Ullrich, BBA ’18

Associate Category Manager at Walgreens | Marketing and Operations and Technology Management
60,686
Annual base salary for graduates
— (62% of full-time acceptances reported a salary)
54
received a signing bonus
3,412
Internship average monthly salary
— (319 reported internship salaries)
93
employment acceptance rate
— (within six months of graduation)
56
accepted their full-time positions by November 30
86
of graduates completed at least one internship

Full-Time Position Acceptances and Average Salaries by Industry (2020-2021)

Full-time positions acceptancesAverage salaries
Accounting and Business Services49$61,977
Communications and Media29$45,297
Consulting 37$70,916
Consumer Packaged Goods39$60,838
Financial Services105$69,054
Government, Nonprofit, and Education10$27,810
Health Care25$61,266
Industrials and Manufacturing 36$54,171
Insurance54$61,000
Real Estate/Urban Planning77$62,124
Retail/Merchandising33$55,181
Sports, Entertainment, and Hospitality*4
Technology44$57,338
Transportation and Logistics3
*In this industry, graduates often complete an internship after graduation before receiving a full–time job offer. Salary data is reflective of internships.

Internship Salary (2020-2021)

Accounting and Business Services$3,969
Communication Services and Media$2,707
Consulting$4,329
Consumer Packaged Goods$3,115
Financial Services$4,185
Government, Nonprofit, and Education$1,764
Health Care$3,188
Industrials and Manufacturing$2,969
Insurance$3,493
Real Estate/Urban Planning$2,897
Retail/Merchandising$2,775
Sports, Entertainment, and Hospitality*$1,652
Technology$3,552
Transportation and Logistics$3,084